Santa Clara Audubon goes to Sacramento

Friday, November 23, 2007, Led by Mike Mammoser

Photos by Bill Walker

74 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Snow Goose SNWR
Cackling Goose SNWR
Although we did see some distinguishing marks as pointed out by Stephanie Ellis, we do not feel confident enough to mark this as a lifebird.
Gadwall SNWR
Mallard SNWR
Canvasback SNWR
Bufflehead SNWR
Hooded Merganser SNWR
female
Ruddy Duck SNWR
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Bald Eagle SNWR
Ferruginous Hawk SNWR
We hopped out of the car at first parking area to observe Ring-necked Ducks when a Ferruginous Hawk came from the south, gave us a close flyover and continued east.
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer SNWR
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin SNWR
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Barn Owl GLWA
Strigidae (Owls)
Great Horned Owl SNWR
While waiting for the sunset flyout
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Prairie Falcon SNWR
Spotted by Sheila shortly after arriving for the first time at the Visitor's Center. The Falcon flew over the parking lot 30 minutes later so everyone else could see it.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SNWR
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren SNWR
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
American Pipit SNWR
seen on the exact same levy where I photographed them in 2004
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Rural Areas of Glenn County, CA = RAGC
Sacramento NWR, CA = SNWR
District 10, CA = D10
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, CA = GLWA

74 Species at 4 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Snow Goose SNWR
Cackling Goose SNWR
Although we did see some distinguishing marks as pointed out by Stephanie Ellis, we do not feel confident enough to mark this as a lifebird.
Gadwall SNWR
Mallard SNWR
Canvasback SNWR
Bufflehead SNWR
Hooded Merganser SNWR
female
Ruddy Duck SNWR
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Bald Eagle SNWR
Ferruginous Hawk SNWR
We hopped out of the car at first parking area to observe Ring-necked Ducks when a Ferruginous Hawk came from the south, gave us a close flyover and continued east.
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Killdeer SNWR
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Dunlin SNWR
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Barn Owl GLWA
Strigidae (Owls)
Great Horned Owl SNWR
While waiting for the sunset flyout
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Prairie Falcon SNWR
Spotted by Sheila shortly after arriving for the first time at the Visitor's Center. The Falcon flew over the parking lot 30 minutes later so everyone else could see it.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Bushtit SNWR
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Marsh Wren SNWR
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
American Pipit SNWR
seen on the exact same levy where I photographed them in 2004
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Legend
Rural Areas of Glenn County, CA = RAGC
Sacramento NWR, CA = SNWR
District 10, CA = D10
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, CA = GLWA

74 Species at 4 Locations

Sacramento NWR
Cackling Goose
Although we did see some distinguishing marks as pointed out by Stephanie Ellis, we do not feel confident enough to mark this as a lifebird.
Ferruginous Hawk
We hopped out of the car at first parking area to observe Ring-necked Ducks when a Ferruginous Hawk came from the south, gave us a close flyover and continued east.
Prairie Falcon
Spotted by Sheila shortly after arriving for the first time at the Visitor's Center. The Falcon flew over the parking lot 30 minutes later so everyone else could see it.
American Pipit
seen on the exact same levy where I photographed them in 2004
Rural Areas of Glenn County
District 10
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Sacramento NWR
Great Horned Owl
While waiting for the sunset flyout

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